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RACING CARS 30th Anniversary Concert/Love Blind
(2-CD) Angel Air SJPCD236 (2007)

John McCoy

Famed for their 1977 hit 'They Shoot Horses Donít They', the band continued for several years and retained a level of popularity, as this 2006 concert on disc 1 shows. Solid rock, if a little poppy, Mortyís vocals a little husky.

Recorded in South Wales, tracks from several albums get aired to much appreciation. 'Down By The River' is a little funky, good soulful 70s rock fare. Their hit goes down a storm too, and the recording quality is excellent.

The second disc is the album Love Blind, from 1981, and is released for the first time on CD. Originally billed as Morty And The Racing Cars, itís a little poppier, and quite new wave too. You can almost hear the lipstick and quiffs, but the vocals suit the period well, strong too, nice bass lines and the guitar good too. The keyboard takes more control of the melody on opener 'Are You Big Enough' than on the 70s material. 'Honeymoon To Babylon' is more reggae.

A good package (as youíd expect from Angel Air), good music, this will please fans no end.

***

Review by Joe Geesin

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Are You Big Enough?

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